CCOG for MSD 121 Summer 2024

Course Number:
MSD 121
Course Title:
Leadership Skill Development
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Course Description

Examines principles and practices of effective leadership. Explores strategies for developing organizational visions, communicating with clear meaning, developing trust through collaboration, creating the learning organization, and sharing leadership through empowerment. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Apply essential leadership strategies and attitudes promoting effectiveness in a diverse work environment.

Employ effective leadership techniques for motivating individuals and teams to maximize productivity in the workplace.

Develop a self leadership strategic plan identifying problems, solutions, and opportunities that lead to achievable actions.

Evaluate effective leadership strategies to help employees determine appropriate decision making techniques that support problem solving that leads to successful resolution.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Various individual and/or group skill building activities such as role-plays", case studies, or other exercises geared toward critical analysis of course concepts.

Written assignments or oral reports designed to integrate course material into personal experience or experiences of others.

Exams comprised of essay and/or objective questions, or an individual and/or team project or paper which requires integration, application, and critical examination of course concepts, issues, and themes.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)


  • Developing personal leadership perspective/voice
  • Developing vision
  • Open communication skills
  • Taking risks
  • Fostering collaboration
  • Capacity to get results through others
  • Empowering others
  • Modeling integrity
  • Recognizing/acknowledging/rewarding others
  • Celebrating


General Concepts

  • Leadership principles
  • Paradigm shifts
  • Self-management
  • Leadership modeling
  • Personal voice
  • Organizational vision
  • Empowerment
  • Risk taking
  • Collaboration
  • Strengthening others
  • Recognition/Acknowledgement
  • Celebrating values and victories


  • Personal leadership perspective and voice
  • Leadership effectiveness
  • Seizing leadership opportunities


  • Adapting an appropriate leadership style
  • Appropriate use of technology
  • Fostering collaboration", risk taking and innovation